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CURRENT WORK:

'Sex Tips for a Straight Woman From a Gay Man' : Kate is thrilled to have joined the NY cast of the off broadway company of 'Sex Tips'.  Playing every Saturday Night at the 777 Theatre, 'Sex Tips' is a raucous naughty romantic comedy with lots of heart.  Come check out the longest running off broadway comedy, and enjoy the tips.

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RECENT WORK:

'Waiting for Lefty' : This October 6-8th, Bread Arts presents Clifford Odets, 'Waiting for Lefty' at Cloud City, 85 N 1st street, $20 at the door.  It's a classic play, with a shockingly timeless message, and a story that deserves to be explored in 2017. 

'Mountain Play: Act One' at Barn Arts Collective :  Earlier this summer, Bread Arts Collective had the great thrill of attending a residency at Barn Arts Collective in Bar Harbor, Maine.  The residency allowed us the opportunity to workshop the first act of our newest procution, 'Mountain Play', written by company member Lyndsey Anderson.  We can't wait to continue the process and bring this project back to Brooklyn.

Ben Lewis as Jude, Kate Gunther as Guardin, 'Mountain Play'.

Ben Lewis as Jude, Kate Gunther as Guardin, 'Mountain Play'.

 

'The Occasion of Existence' : Created by Giverney Petitmermet, Brad Landers, and Molly McGrath, 'Exisitence' is a 60 minute dance piece based of the novel 'Einstein's Dreams'.  Combining dance, theatre, and live music, it explores the nature of our time and our human connection to it.  Kate is thrilled to be playing violin on this project, and to be working among such talented dancers.  The show will run June 2nd and 3rd at Alchemical Theatre Studio. http://www.thenewcollectives.com/the-occasion-of-existence.html

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'The Great American Casket Company' : an original work by Bread Arts Collective, in association with Green-wood Cemetery and Modern Rebel, GACC is a roving, immersive, reflection on life and death.  This past June, Bread Arts took audiences on a playful and heartfelt journey through historic Green-wood Cemetery, commencing in post show reception and celebration hosted by co-producer, Modern Rebel.

photo credits: Kelly Klein, Calloway Productions

photo credits: Kelly Klein, Calloway Productions

Photo Credits: B. A. Van Sise

Photo Credits: B. A. Van Sise


"As Jenny, the high-pitched, fun-loving lady in demand, Kate Gunther sparkles. Gunther is bubbly yet seductive. Gunther’s Jenny is like a mixture of Charlize Theron and Marilyn Monroe, only missing a whole lotta screws."   -Michael Bradley Block, Theatre in the Now.



COMING SOON: THE RETURN OF 'RISE AND FALL' to CLOUD CITY!!!!!

 

After another successful run at People Kitchen and Lounge in the Lower East Side this past spring, Bread Arts Collective is proud to announce that we are returning for a 2 weekend engagement of our smash hit 'Rise and Fall'.  Kate is so excited to be back performing with her company-mates in Bread Arts as well as returning to her role as 'Jenny Smith', and performing in one of our favorite venues.  'Rise and Fall' is a punk speed, bacchanalian, party show in a bar, running in association with The Exponential Festival, January 15th-23rd.  For reservations, please email us at breadartscollective@gmail.com

For more information visit:

http://theexponentialfestival.org

www.breadartscollective.com

ALSO CHECK OUT THESE RAVE REVIEWS FOR 'RISE AND FALL!!!!

http://www.villagevoice.com/arts/a-rise-and-fall-that-brecht-would-thumbs-up-7649324

http://www.theaterscene.net/musicals/rise-and-fall/darryl-reilly/

http://www.theaterinthenow.com/2015/09/review-gender-bending-bar-party.html?spref=tw

http://quicktheatre.tumblr.com/search/rise+and+fall

http://www.theasy.com/Reviews/2015/R/riseandfall.php

 

Romeo and Juliet

Praise for Onomatopoeia Theatre Company's production "Inspecting: Romeo and Juliet"

http://www.theasy.com/Reviews/2014/I/inspectingromeoandjuliet.php

http://notjustaboutsex.com/2014/11/15/inspecting-romeo-juliet/

 

"Inspecting: Romeo and Juliet", The Onomatopeia Theatre Company

"Inspecting: Romeo and Juliet", The Onomatopeia Theatre Company

Drunk Shakespeare

Drunk Shakespeare and it's alums have also received great recent press in both The New Yorker, and Observer:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/10/06/witches-brew

observer.com/2014/10/introducing-drunk-shakespeare-a-thespian-boozefest/

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"Kate Gunther, a long and lean actress who does not appear at first glance to be a woman who can hold her booze. This notion was quickly erased when she downed four shots of Jameson to start the festivities." 

            -Patrick Maley, Exeunt Magazine

The reviews are in! Read on, and visit www.drunkshakespeare.com for tickets!

http://exeuntmagazine.com/reviews/drunk-shakespeare/

http://www.classicalite.com/articles/8468/20140523/review-drunk-shakespeare.htm

http://www.amny.com/entertainment/drunk-shakespeare-theater-review-2-5-stars-1.8122171

 

Recently, Kate was seen performing with Drunk Shakespeare.  Also check her out in the Lorde "Royals" Super Bowl Video Parody for the online sports network, While The Men Watch. (visit 'Photos/Media' to check out the video.)  She also took part in the filming of the upcoming reality TV show, "The Kings of Manhattan."

Stay tuned for updates on the release of the film "Audition" (http://auditionthefilm.com), as well as upcoming theatre projects


Reviews

As Jenny, the high-pitched, fun-loving lady in demand, Kate Gunther sparkles. Gunther is bubbly yet seductive. Gunther’s Jenny is like a mixture of Charlize Theron and Marilyn Monroe, only missing a whole lotta screws.

             -Michael Bradley Block, Theatre in the Now

Before long Jimmy Gallagher (co-director Katie Melby) catches himself a crush: the girl-next-door turned bar-top-pouncing tigress, Jenny Smith (a coy and lustful siren Kate Gunther). Gunther spent a lot of pre-show exchanging pleasantries with the audience as they trickled in, so by this point in the evening she had become a fave amongst the spectators.

           -Artem Yatsunov, Theatre is Easy

Kate Gunther, a long and lean actress who does not appear at first glance to be a woman who can hold her booze. This notion was quickly erased when she downed four shots of Jameson to start the festivities." 

            -Patrick Maley, Exeunt Magazine

When Juliet (Kate Gunther), appears, magic hits the stage. She is lithe, with a blonde short do that gives her a perky sultriness mixed with the real yearnings of a teen. This all shifts when she meetsswarthy Romeo (Matt Bloch) and her hormones grow up in front of us.

             -Nancy Cohen-Koan

Elizabeth Ingram, Kate Gunther, and Anne Grier work in enthralling unison, and yet each their own strong symbol of femininity, both intelligent and cunning.

             -Anna Orlova Flores, New York Theatre Review

The three witches, played by Annie Grier, Elizabeth Inghram and Kate Gunther, are disturbing and wicked — as they should be. Each contorts and winds her body in ways that make it eerie to watch yet tough to look away.

              -Tess McRae, Queens Chronicle

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